After unveiling the Santa Cruz back in 2015, Hyundai Motors has announced that there are plans to launch a pick-up in the United States with the go-ahead from Hyundai’s top management.

The move aims to keep up with the growing trends that has seen a shift from sedans, in one of Hyundai’s biggest markets.

At the moment, Hyundai does not offer pick-up trucks in the United States and Reuters have reported that inside sources claim it’s not to be expected until 2020 at least. The Kona all-wheel drive SUV, however, is expected to be launched later this year.

The previously unveiled Santa Cruz at the 2015 Detroit Motor show comes with a 2.0-litre turbo diesel powertrain delivering 190 hp and 407 Nm of torque through Hyundai’s HTRAC all-wheel drive system.

With great strides being made by Hyundai Malaysia with the recent launch of a 2.0-litre turbo diesel Tucson, that offers a robust family-moving platform, the impressive Elantra that zips through bends like no other Hyundai has in ages and the frugal feature-infested IONIQ, wouldn’t you like to know what a “modern day Hyundai” pick-up would be like?


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